The second edition of the BAL began March 5, 2022
CAIR/DAKAR (Egypt/Senegal) – The Basketball African League (BAL) announced the league’s second season Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Dakar, Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt, and Kigali, Rwanda.
The BAL once again welcomes 12 clubs from 12 African countries. A total of 38 matches will be played in the three cities during the three months of competition.
The arena in Dakar will host 15 matches from March 5-15, 2022, and the Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo from April 9-19. From May 21 to 28, the Kigali Arena will host the final eight matches to determine the winner of the second edition of the BAL.
For the second BAL exercise, the 12 participating teams are divided into two conferences with six teams in each. There will be 15 games played in each conference, with each team playing the other opponents in the division once. The top eight teams from the group stage will advance to the BAL playoffs, which will feature elimination matches.
National champions from 12 African countries participate in the second edition of the BAL, some of whom made it through the playoffs organized by FIBA Africa between October and December 2021.
African Sahara League Basketball Conference
AS Sale (Sportive Sale Association) – Morocco
DUC (Dakar University Club) – Senegal
Ferroviario da Beira or CFV – Beira (Clube Ferroviario da Beira) – Mozambique
REG (Rwanda Energy Group) (REG) – Rwanda
S.LAC (Seydou Legacy Sports Club) – Guinea
US Monastir (Union Sportive Monastirienne)* – Tunisia
African Basketball League Nile Conference
BC Espoir Fukash – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cape Town Tigers – South Africa
Cobra Sport (Cobra Sports Club) – South Sudan
F.AP (Armed Forces and Police Basketball) – Cameroon
Petro de Luanda (Club Atlético Petroleos de Luanda) – Angola
Zamalek* (BAL Champion 2021) – Egypt
National champions from 12 African countries will participate in the second edition of the BAL, some of whom will make it through the playoffs organized by FIBA Africa between October and December 2021.
FIBA (fiba.basketball), the worldwide governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 212 national federations around the world. It is the only one recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the competent basketball body.
BAL, a partnership between FIBA and the NBA, is a new professional league made up of 12 African clubs. BAL, which is based in Dakar, Senegal, is built on the existing model of club competition organized by FIBA Africa. It is the NBA’s first participation in a league outside North America. Fans can follow the BAL via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.